October 20, 2015

Russian Federation: Overturn Yekaterina Vologzheninova’s Conviction (UA 232/15)

Yekaterina Vologzheninova’s appeal was rejected on 26 April and she must serve 320 hours of “corrective labour”. She was convicted for criticising online the Russian annexation of Crimea and Russia’s military involvement in Donbass, eastern Ukraine. She will be appealing her sentence. 
1) Please write immediately in Russian, English or your own language:
  • Urging the Russian authorities to immediately take the necessary steps to overturn Yekaterina Vologzheninova’s conviction and stressing that she is being prosecuted solely for exercising her right to freedom of expression; 
  • Urging them to ensure that her name is removed immediately from the Rosfinmonitoring’s List of Terrorists and Extremists; 
  • Calling on them to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression for all persons in Russia. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 232/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.